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Portland RSL Memorial Bowling Club News Report January 17th 2020

A quiet week on the bowls front with the resumption of weekend bowls, the only report of the week.

Division 1 had a 30 shot win against Hamilton 60 to 60. Individual rink results came through as follows: Des Pitts and rink had a loss of 23 to 29; Graeme Solly led his charges to a very strong win 43 to 10; Ken Evans and his team had a win 24 to 21.

Division 2 had a tough day at the office going down to Hamilton 87 to 57. Steve Turner and his rink went down 14 to 30; whilst John Wallis and team had a similar score going down 14 to 32; Darren Body led his group to the only winning margin 29 to 25.

In Division 3, Portland RSL held their heads up challenging the 2nd team on the ladder from 4th position and came up trumps with a win. Trevor Wynniat and his cohort were involved in a close tussle resulting in a draw 21 all; Paul Wetherill and his team went down 21 to 28; meanwhile Dave Garnier led his team to a strong win 33 to 16.

Weekend pennant sides for Round 11 are as follows:

Division 1 play welcome Penshurst to the local green. The teams for the division have been named as follows: Des Pitts (S), Greg Hoggan, Chris Elford, and Shane Martin; Graeme Solly (S), Tom Englezos, Kim Overall, and Darren Body; Ken Evans (S), Ken Woolley, Jim Scott and John Buchanan.

Division 2 is playing away at Casterton and the teams at the time of print are: Gerry Watt (S), Leonie Buchanan, Huon Beauglehole and Simon Hein; John Wallis (S), Paul Bentham,  Lockie Aitchison and Dean Beckman; Steve Turner (S), Ron Robinson, Jim Bryden and Peter Fasoli. This will be a game of 3rd against 5th

Division 3 who are 4th will be playing at home against Portland who are 1st. Selections are listed as printed: David Garnier (S), Bert Roos, Terry Barclay and Ian Merrett; Paul Wetherill (S), John Holien, Uppie Angelino and Cliff Woolcock; Trevor Wynniat (S), Martin McKeever, Mike Rentoul and Rod Beauglehole.

Good luck to all three divisions on their games this week and we wish Chris Fleming, Ian Grayson and John Linley the best of bowling on New Zealand shores.

Up and coming events:

  • Remember Twilight Bowls every Monday between 6:00-7:30pm. Names in by 5:30pm. Bowls are supplied if needed. Coaching is also on offer from 5:00 to 6:00pm. ALL WELCOME. Our Twilight Bowls winners this week were Brian Spalding and Leonie Mirtschin. Well done guys.
  • Our weekly mixed social bowls still continue to be held on both Wednesday and Saturdays. Names in by 12:15pm ready for a 1:00pm start. Congratulations to this week’s Saturday social bowls winners, Graham McCabe, Dot Englezos and Ron Herbertson.
  • Men’s 21 Up Sunday 26th January & a follow up date yet to be determined – 9:30 start. Entries close Thursday 23rd January.
  • A reminder once again that the Corporate Cup will be starting on February 4th which isn’t too far away. Make sure you get a team together for four weeks of a fun filled time on the bowling green. Ask a neighbour, a group of friends, organise a team from work or your sporting club. Get in early, as last year, the competition filled quickly. BBQ and drinks are available each evening and lucky draw prizes are up for grabs. Contact the club on 5523 2557 for more details about entering your team. 

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